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I have often said that in order to validate a picture you must first validate the story behind it.

First lets understand the story as it first appeared in the Facebook Group, The Bigfoot Community whom has graciously allowed me to illustrate for education purposes this dissertation on debunking photos.


Part I : The Claim (Here we go!)

This picture was posted on The Bigfoot Community group on February 9th, 2016 with the following claim…

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Okay so I am not so impressed with the picture. But let’s do some follow through on the story.

DNR Etc

But as the story went on it became more elaborate, involving DNR, Sheriffs, sworn affidavits and dogs to track the beast. This didn’t make the news like all the other police responded Bigfoot events why? We see this typically in hoaxes.

Also the area was supposed to be remote as well…

 

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But here we have some issue, I mean how did they get a hold of the sheriff with no cell towers nearby?

But according to Google Maps, there seem to be an abundance of cell towers on Lake Marion, which is part of Orangeburg County, South Carolina.  I-95 dissects the lake in half.

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But there seems to be plenty of cell phone coverage on Lake Marion. Now for a quick break for some interesting sight seeing.

 

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Meanwhile the day after initiating the conversation with Finding Bigfoot’s Ranae Holland, our person “with the cousin” now takes to the Animal Planet site and posts four separate times.

 

Animal Planet Posts

Now the whole Finding Bigfoot / Animal Planet tryst, really is a distraction, for most, but there seems to be a “look at me” motive going on and an admitted desire on the part of the “submitter” to be on television.

So with the failed attempt at Finding Bigfoot, it was off to one of the, if not the largest Facebook group about our hairy friends, The Bigfoot Community group.

Enter my foray after seeing the post, and within 24 hours of asking to get a copy of the original photo, allegedly from a cell phone, I was blocked over a rather minor reason. Because I had stated I had not gotten the originals as I was promised that evening to someone who posted that FACT publicly.

Now yes there were some people that got downright nasty with her over the picture. I don’t necessarily condone such action and I have always chosen to fight with fact and interrogative questions rather than insults or taunts.

So yes a lot of us were very skeptical, plus we all thought the picture looked, well…not so good. But research the story before trying to find any merit, if there is any merit with the photo.

So I was effectively cut out…or was I?


Part II : Never Sell Your Cabbages Twice

Enter Mark, my new friend from Canada. He too picked up the story as well, and here was his initial post.

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Now just so everyone knows this wasn’t just made up, I do have the PM screen caps…

Convo 1

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Again why would you bring your cell phone to call 911 when…

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No mention of DNR, Sheriffs or Bloodhounds. The picture was taken by accident?Well that’s a first we’ve heard of that.

Big discrepancies in the stories? Things not making sense? You bet.

Well within 12 hours of asking for an original photo from the “Submitter” he was blocked for no apparent reason. The BC Admins trying to obtain more info…an original photo, even a date, all nothing. Which is what I expected.

Very typical for hoaxers to play the part of a victim, because they make a claim and folks want just the simplest of things. More pics, the original pic, how about the date and time. Not ambiguous, a week ago, or to another two weeks ago.

Stalling another common facet. First the cousin’s husband will be home “later,” then “tomorrow,” then “the day after.” “Perhaps a drive to there home over the weekend.”

The behind the scenes ambiguity, stalling, or just not asking the simplist of questions are all huge flags.

I had my first Sasquatch encounter on July 16th, 2006. It’s a date I will never forget. With things of such significance, YOU DON’T FORGET. And you certainly don’t answer the question, “What was the date?” With, “Oh about two weeks ago.”


Part III Now for the rest of the story

Problem number one is why isn’t her cousin doing all this? Being the spokesperson for his own photograph, not his cousins wife some two hours away?

This is what I call a potential setup for what I call the “Biscardi Loophole.” If she is caught, it’s not her fault, it is her nameless cousin’s husband that duped her.

Now I kept asking if we could get an original copy of the photo. I asked everyone involved to ask that question, and it was promised and promised, but never delivered upon.

Ruling: HOAX (Intentional)


Epilogue

The lesson here is, have patience. Have facts before calling something a hoax on just looks alone. Your opinion is not evidence. Give a hoaxer enough rope, they hang themselves. She could have been gigged on the story flaws and inconsistencies alone or the photo metadata alone, but having them both is having the beyond certainty box checked and a decision you can sleep on. The other flip side is there is nothing that can be done to recover from this.

She has been trying to play the victim, but how can she be a victim in the light of EVIDENCE? The answer is she can’t. She should go as quickly as she came and as quietly as possible.

Special thanks to Suzy M., Robin R. and Brenda from The Bigfoot Community. Also props to Shane Corson for getting me in touch with Mark “Sasquatch,” and Super props to Mark for putting the dunk onto her two storylines.

Again the Submitter’s name has been omitted so her name isn’t further exposed. At least not by me anyway. And I do wish that people let her go in peace without taunting, “told ya so’s,” and the like. Be satisfied, by what we’ve done here. She will see this and know that we weren’t fooled, and that everything we do, we investigate. With an open mind, while remaining objective and the outcome is the truth, be it good, bad or downright ugly.

And that’s what we’re about!!!

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

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Thanks to a few intrepid researchers out there this has been brought to my attention and a little necessary investigation was performed to come out with this gem of an outcome.

Since early this year a group calling itself the Maryland Bigfoot Research Organization has been touting having a state of the art facility and a highly educated doctor backing them, Dr. Jose Garcia, MD. who claims to work at John Hopkins University and only emerged with his own Google+ account three weeks ago. This ringer is being run on Google+ social network and they have a YouTube account as well which they are using to hijack content.

On November 24th, 2015 the “Doctor” made a huge claim:

 

Big claim

Wild claim found on the “Doc’s” Google+ page.

I am afraid that people might have the inclination to send evidence there.

Word of caution: DON’T!


How is this a hoax you ask???

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“Dr. Garcia’s” profile.

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Impressive credentials for an MD wouldn’t ya say?

 

Except our sources that dropped this story in our lap, called John Hopkins and they know of no doctor there by Jose Garcia.

The Doctor’s profile pick is actually that of an actual MD and professor at John Hopkins, Dr. Ben Ho Park:

 

Dr. Ben Ho Park

Source: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center/centers/breast_cancer_program/research.html

 

Now we know that the person that started the Maryland Research Organization page many months was also opened by someone claiming to be Dr. Jose Garcia as well.

Here are some of the items debunked on both pages:

 

On the left is the fine “Doctor” posting about remains…

Garcia PostKitch Hill

Actually from Kite Hill in Yellowstone.

 

Source: http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/07/yellowstones-kite-hill-cemetery-at-mammoth-home-mysterious-graves/

 

Here’s one from the Maryland Bigfoot Research Organization Site…

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On left is their post..on right is where the photograph came from, a gallery site called GalleryHip.com listed under HIV Pathology.

Source: http://galleryhip.com/pathology-test-images.html

 

Here’s another one from the Maryland site:

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On left is the MBRO post and on right is a blog article on a DNA testing lab in St. Louis.

Source: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Z43VU3ZuW4AJ:https://medicine.wustl.edu/%3Fexpertise%3Dcancer+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

 

I am also put off by the gross plagiarism of Dr. Henner Fahrenbach’s and the omission of even John Green’s quote in Dr. Fahrenbach’s work.

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Simple cut and paste job with the only thing missing is the credits to who REALLY wrote it and who was quoted.

Original Source: http://Bigfootencounters.com

So given the claims and the ease of debunking these claims, not seen since the likes of LNP, this is a hoax of the obvious proportion.  So my next question is who did it?

 


Just who is behind the MBRO & Doc Garcia?

What we do know is the Google+ accounts are an obvious hoax. The pages are run by a man by the name of James May, from Middle River, Maryland who is a partner in a sign company and is a current or former DJ who used the stage name “Jose Garcia.” He also has a Facebook account under that name as well. Thanks to “Jose” using his business address, we linked everything together very neatly.

First I database searched the address he posts on the Maryland Bigfoot page, and there is listed a James May. In the YouTube comments, “the doctor” throws an email address out there for someone to contact him. We do a search of the web with the email address, and we find the business name with the name James May posted as a partner. There were other relevant database backups as well.

 

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YouTube Comment left by the hoaxer.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shQZHWBmU-g

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A Google search also turned up the email address linked to both Google+ pages.

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 Eventually we got the company profile listing James May as a partner.

Of course our database search recovered this address when we searched James May’s name. (The address is publicly listed on the Google+ Page which is why it is listed here.): 

James Jay May

Database on the address of Mr. May comes up as the address publicly posted on the MBRO Google+ page.

  

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An internet search using the business name corresponds. With the Garcia profile on Facebook it led us to the Twitter page which is also supported with the database search results.

Source:https://twitter.com/josegarcia119

 

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/INTERSHIPSYSTEMS/

Not so coincidentally, the Jose “Jim” Garcia page which led us Twitter account has this photo on it! Hmm..an Asian man doing lab tests.

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Apparently he’s a Doctor who also owns a DJ business!

 

Bottom line folks, don’t send him anything… He’s a HOAXER!!!

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

No matter the prophesies of the Bigfoot community for years has foretold in years previous, it HAS happened.

From ABCMontanta.com,

KALISPELL – Police are still investigating a strange story in Kalispell. A man dressed up as Bigfoot was struck and killed by two passing vehicles.

Police say the crash occurred on Highway 93 South of Kalispell. They say 44-Year-Old Randy Lee Tenley was walking South and was struck by two vehicles. Montana Highway Patrol Officer Jim Schneider said Randy’s friends say he was trying to make people think they saw Bigfoot.

"He had this Ghillie suit and was going to attempt to get the attention of passing motorist and through I don’t know what means make them feel like they saw Bigfoot or sasquatch,"  Schneider said.

Police said Randy was in the middle of the right lane in a spot where motorist could not see him. No one is in custody and the investigation will continue.

To me… there’s really not much to say.

“I told ya so,” doesn’t work. Or anything of a triumphant nature for that matter.

“I saw this coming,” doesn’t seem to fit the bill either.

My bottom line is, that there is the death of a forty plus year old man. Thankfully it wasn’t a kid.

Fact is, as Loren Coleman pointed out on Cryptomundo.com, both drivers were in their teens and very likely traumatized by this event for life.

Dailyinterlake.com reported;

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider said. “You can’t make it up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him.”

Tenley’s motivations were ascertained during interviews with friends who were not in the immediate area but were nearby when the man was struck at about 10:30 p.m.

“Alcohol may have been a factor,” Schneider said. “Impairment is up in the air.”

Tenley was on the southbound side of the highway, about a half mile south of the highway’s intersection with Rocky Point Road.

“He was in the right-hand lane of travel and the vehicle was unable to avoid him and struck him,” Schneider said of the first vehicle driven by a 15-year-old girl from Somers.

A second vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Somers girl also struck Tenley as he laid on the highway.

And there is a death involved.

Someone, somewhere is heartbroken, be it a spouse, significant other, mother, father, son, daughter or brother, sister.

Let’s be cognoscente of that fact.  

If something can be made positive of this tragedy, use this as an example of why people should not do this.

Not because of what we interpret the moral implications of the action, or because it makes us mad, but because its dangerous.

What also needs to be impressed, that its not any safer in the forests. If someone decides to do that in the woods, they could be shot accidentally as well.

It’s time to give our condolences, but at the same time, make it a teachable moment to people thinking about doing this.

At the same time, since the story has gone viral, perhaps its time to speak to legislators to make such actions, in a respective state a crime, other than a violation or misdemeanor.

Make it a felony. Tenley through his ill gotten attempt at humor, now effected many lives, not only of his own family, but the families of the young women driving the vehicles which struck him, which they will carry for the rest of their lives.

Till Next Time…

Squatch-D

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